#ICYMIT: Toyota launched its iconic Supra sportscar 33 years ago, 5th-gen headed for SA

Toyota officially launched the iconic Supra on February 6 back in 1986, 33 years ago.

The Japanese brand recently revived the much-loved performance car with the launch of the fifth-generation (A90) scheduled to arrive in South Africa later this year.

A Japanese legend

A host of design and engine changes took place over the years, moving from the then 'box-shaped' from the first generation to the much rounder Mk IV, made famous in the movie The Fast and the Furious.

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It is considered by many to be the rival of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, producing similar power from later generation 6-cylinder engines.

Here's to the Toyota Supra and many more happy returns.